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Definition of throw up the L

throw up the L


  • originated by Lynwood and Los Angeles Cali Crip Gangs in the late 1960's. Displayed by making the L shape with the right hand. Nowadays it can be used to show happiness for the Lakers, getting your License, or saying Love One or 1 Love. Some use it as saying Loser (disrespectful). Compare to Loyalty, Legendary, and Leadership.
    I was visiting Moms in Lynwood and they still throwin' up the "L" at a Minja like huuuh.

    Last edited on Oct 12 2017. Submitted by Jaye-Supreme on Oct 12 2017.

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